Georgia Press Coverage

City Council says NO to corporate personhood

March 25, 2013

Savannah joins growing list of cities against Citizens United decision

The grassroots movement to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s general sense that “corporations are people” just got another boost.

At the March 21 City Council meeting, Mayor Edna Jackson and six aldermen voted in favor of adopting a resolution stating that corporations are not afforded the same right to free speech as individuals under the First Amendment. District 6 Alderman Tony Thomas and District 4 alderwoman Mary Ellen Sprague voted against the amendment.

Move to Amend Visits Atlanta, Seeks End to Corporate Personhood

December 28, 2012

(APN) ATLANTA -- On Saturday, December 08, 2012, the Georgia chapter of Move to Amend hosted a community forum on Creating Democracy and Challenging Corporate Rule, at Manuel’s Tavern in Atlanta.  

The focus of the event was the need for an amendment to the Constitution of the US in response to the controversial Citizens United v. FEC ruling of the Supreme Court of the US of 2010.

David Cobb, a spokesperson for the national Move to Amend coalition visited Atlanta to speak at the event.

Move to Amend Overturning Citizens United and Corporate Personhood

December 12, 2012

A former Green Party presidential candidate is organizing Athenians to get corporate money out of politics.

While campaigning in Iowa, former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney famously claimed that "Corporations are people, my friend."

Romney was responding to an activist with the California-based group Move to Amend who recorded a video of the encounter and uploaded what turned out to be the first of many similar gaffes—like "the 47 percent"—that eventually undid his campaign.

Occupy the Courts protestors rally against corporate personhood

January 23, 2012

A crowd of about 50 people braved the rain Friday afternoon, January 20, to voice their anger and concern over corporations having the same rights as individuals. They marched from Woodruff Park to the Richard B. Russell Federal Building for a “rally to end corporate personhood” as part of Occupy the Courts, a nationwide event.